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Epic Games’ store is now open, promises a free title every fortnight

Epic Games’ store is now open, promises a free title every fortnight

The Pathless, the new game from the makers of Abzu, is so far only listed for Epic. There are very few games available on the storefront at the moment, so while Epic slowly makes deals with developers and fleshes out its content library, users will have a reason to check in at least once every two weeks. For December that means the underwater survival exploration game Subnautica on December 14, followed by Super Meat Boy starting December 28. And if they're using Epic Games' Unreal Engine, they can even waive the usual 5% royalty Epic requires them to pay.

"Bastion" and "Transistor" developer Supergiant Games revealed its latest project at The Game Awards on Thursday. I've got a strong suspicion (and semi-legit sources) that epic wants creators to build things for their games and be able to sell it. Super Meat Boy, the brutally hard platformer, is up next from December 28th - January 10th. Only five additional games are available for purchase right now with more being listed as "coming soon".

If you've played Fortnite, you likely have an Epic Games account, which is what you need to log in to the Epic Games store. Journey, the highly acclaimed PlayStation exclusive, is also due to release for the first time on PC via the Epic Games Store, though we don't know yet when that will be.

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Those include Supergiant's new roguelike Hades, Tinybuild's stealth-horror prequel Hello Neighbour: Hide and Seek, A44's action-RPG Ashen, Gunfire Games' hack-and-slash threequel Darksiders III, and Epic's own smash-hit Fortnite.

Epic said it would charge less commission for listing games, so more cash would be returned to developers. What's more important, though, is that developers and gamers alike have only to gain from the situation.


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